Reimagine River Access River Management Symposium San Antonio 2023

Thanks to all who joined us from February 28 - March 2, 2023!

River managers, advocates, stewards, academics and students convened at the La Quinta Inn Riverside in San Antonio, Texas, for three days of learning, sharing and growing together! We explored the physical, economic and social issues surrounding river access in a variety of sessions, as well as visiting sites around San Antonio to see how local river managers successfully welcome and accommodate some of the nation's largest numbers of river users.

We heard from dozens of river management professionals in plenary and concurrent sessions. Topics included: river access planning and design, pathways to meaningful inclusion, managing busy river accesses, partnerships with private landowners to expand public access, sexual harassment in the whitewater rafting industry, the impact of climate change on Wild and Scenic Rivers, funding strategies for river access, and MUCH MORE! The agenda, session descriptions, field trips, and speaker bios are available in the 2023 Symposium Program.

The RMS Symposium takes places every other year and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the vetting of policies and strategies concerning river management. This international event encourages the formation of networks and partnerships among a broad range of river professionals. Learn more and find links to past Symposia on our River Management Symposium webpage.

Watch pre-recorded sessions

Thank you Sponsors & Partners

Sponsorship information is available in the Sponsorship packet.

Finger Gold Sponsors
USFS  San Antonio River Authority National Park Service Logo: Brown arrowhead logo, point down. At top right, white text, National Park Service. At left, a tall tree. At bottom, a white bison stands on a green field ending in a distant tree line, a white lake at right. A snow-capped mountain towers behind. WORD of Comal County

Finger Partners

  BLM  Wild West Chocolate  
Finger Silver Sponsors

 USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System

Finger Bronze Sponsors
Jack's Plastic Welding OARS Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority NRS  
 Confluence Research and Consulting



Finger River Walk Sponsors



Immersion Research

Finger  Student Scholarship

USA Raft Adventure ResortWerner PaddlesRocky Mountain Rafts 

Selway FabricationSustaining LandscapesAlaska Chapter